PVR file extension - Sega Dreamcast VR texture file
What is pvr file? How to open pvr files?
File type specification:
The PVR file extension can be found on some files used by Sega Dreamcast gaming console.
A *.pvr files contains VR textures, most likely used in video games, such as Sonic Adventure. Probably based on PowerVR technology.
PowerVR is a division of Imagination Technologies (formerly VideoLogic) that develops hardware and software for 2D and 3D rendering, and for video encoding, decoding, and associated image processing. In the late 1990s they competed heavily with 3dfx in the 3D accelerator market for desktop PCs and game consoles, but both companies were forced from this market by the rise of OpenGL, Direct3D and the ATI and NVIDIA cards that better supported these technologies. Since then, the PowerVR technology has been aimed primarily at the low-power market and are now found inside many mobile devices such as palmtops and cellphones. PowerVR accelerators are not manufactured by PowerVR, but instead their designs are licensed to other companies, such as NEC, Intel, Freescale, TI, and Samsung.